December 21, 2020
A panel of judges aged 21-months to 18 years old has reviewed all 76 Holiday Lights Contest participants and selected three winners of the $500 gift cards donated by Ricci Lumber, Lowe’s and Home Depot: Al Bailey, Jane Sprague and Nicole Beyer.
In addition, the judges awarded 25 honorable mention gift certificates donated by Pic’n Pay/Hannaford, Irving Oil and Walgreens. The winners are Polly Dale, Kevin Drohan, Heather Pettis, Tim MacCannell, Joshua Cyr, the Vieira Family, Rachel Bratter-Rioux, Elizabeth Moreau, Kris Kraft, John Stiker, Wayne Bowlen, Dawn Sirois, Kim Scott, Tish Campbell, Carolyn Sanford, Christina Scardina, Alexis Katz, Beth and Jeff Stacy, Maria Elliott, Vicki Decker, Lisa Rapaport, Kimberly Lorencic, Liz Wentworth, Jim Cundy, John Tilton-Zakharov.
For maps of the Holiday Lights with award winners:
- Overall map in PDF form, click here,
- Map in four sections that can each be printed on an 8.5x11” sheet for easier reading, click here.
In addition, to the prize donors, Seacoast Media Group was an in-kind sponsor, providing publicity and advertising space for the contest.
Before asking the Citywide Neighborhood Committee to announce the winners, Mayor Becksted thanked all of the residents of Portsmouth for making an extra effort to make Portsmouth bright during the holiday season to bring a little joy to the neighborhoods through their holiday displays.
Committee members who helped to coordinate the contest include CNC acting chair Larry Cataldo, Mark Syracusa as Contest Lead, Lori Soloway, handling neighborhood communications; Dave Cosgrove, developing the Google map and other IT details; Beth Margeson and Paul Mannle, providing organizational assistance on judging and prizes. Former CNC Chairs Kathy Bergeron and Christy Cardosa, City Councilor John Tabor and Islington Creek resident Nicole LaPierre assisted with planning.